Wind energy sector employers have a duty of care to protect their employees from workplace hazards. They also have a duty to train all employees in workplace safety and health standards in order that employees can understand how to protect themselves from injury and even wrongful death. When injury occurs, it is important to contact a maritime accident lawyer.
Unfortunately, many factors can cause the operation of a wind turbine to result in injuries. Common causes of accidents related to the construction or operation of wind turbines can include:
When a wind turbine operation is compromised or is affected by unknown factors that make the operation unsafe, it can lead to accidents that cause mild to severe injuries to workers. The Department of Occupational Health and Safety has records of many incidents of wind turbine accidents that resulted in injury or death.
Because of the height, complexity and components inherent to a wind turbine, injuries incurred during the operation of a wind turbine are often serious and sometimes fatal. These injuries can include:
Workers are not the only victims that suffer injury because of wind turbines. Maritime workers, civilians, and utility/construction workers have all been injured when equipment has fallen off of wind turbines or when victims come into contact with electrical systems serving the turbine.
At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., our investigations of wind turbine accidents are thorough and designed to make a strong case for compensation on your behalf. The process includes a medical examination to gauge the extent of your injuries, a comprehensive look into potential safety problems that might have contributed to your injuries, and an examination of the safety records of all the personnel and companies involved in the accident.
The Krist Law Firm, P.C. will provide a free consultation when you contact us today regarding your wind turbine accident. Contact our Houston maritime accident lawyers today at or fill out the form below. We charge no attorney fees unless we recover the compensation for your case.